Gadi Haggai



Gadi Haggai, 73, is an Israeli-American and is the first U.S. citizen taken hostage who has died in Hamas captivity in Gaza. Haggai was on a walk with his wife Judi Weinstein, 70, near Kibbutz Nir Oz when Hamas began its attack on the morning of Oct. 7.

The Hostages and Missing Persons Families Forum has now announced, however, that Haggai was killed on Oct. 7 and his body taken into Gaza. His wife, who is also a Canadian citizen, is thought to still be alive and a hostage of the terrorist group.

Haggai is the first American hostage to have been killed during the conflict*.

*Additionally, the bodies of three hostages killed by Hamas are still held in Gaza. See the “In Memoriam